Buzzing cities, idyllic islands, exotic ports and lush highlands combine to create magical Malaysia. Home to a collision of cultures, you can eat roti for breakfast and feast on fragrant curries for dinner; admire mosques in the morning and temples in the afternoon; and visit remote villages as well as towering skyscrapers – it’s all possible in Malaysia.
Discover the natural beauty of Borneo and urban charm of Malaysia on a tailor-made tour.
Bisected by 500 kilometers of sea, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo offer travellers experiences as divergent as sweet and savoury. The Peninsula is frenetic cities, art enclaves, tea plantations and some of the world’s best street food. Borneo is prehistoric rainforests, endemic animals, rugged mountains and some of the world’s best scuba diving. Like magnets, these two different worlds combine, to make Malaysia one of Asia’s most attractive destinations.
Peninsular Malaysia centres around Kuala Lumpur, once viewed as a second-class city compared to Singapore or Bangkok, but now fully realising its potential, becoming the nation’s commercial hub. The iconic Petronas Twin Towers dominate the skyline, but the real action is in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Bukit Bintang is a modern enclave with trendy restaurants and vast shopping malls whereas Pasar Seni exhibits Malaysian history and culture. While KL is Malaysia’s economic engine, Penang is its heart and soul. The island centres around Georgetown, where street food and street art wow visitors. The Peninsula also offers world-class resorts and beaches on Langkawi Island, and stunning landscapes dotted with tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands. Just the name Borneo elicits awe and wonder. Headhunters lurking amongst the impenetrable jungle flora. The ragged granite peak of Mount Kinabalu reaching so high that it creates its own weather. The Kinabatangan River snaking deep into heart the of Borneo, its shores hiding pygmy elephants. Danum Valley’s lush jungle a setting for an Attenborough documentary. Whether as standalone destinations or combined, Sgotours offers the best of Malaysia.